• Mike Diederich Jr.

Politician versus Statesman

The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician does what is necessary to win, whereas a statesman is a person of integrity and bedrock principles who acts in the interests of the larger society regardless of self-interest. The Democratic Leadership in the County Legislature have had the opportunity to be statesmen and stateswomen, and to represent the interests of all of Rockland's citizenry (including the women and children in the ultra-Orthodox community who are denied the liberty promised to all American citizens). Instead, they have chosen to be self-interested politicians.

In this regard, a District Attorney must be a statesman. If elected, it will be my job is both to enforce the criminal law and to PROMOTE a law-abiding society.

If ALL American children are taught our core American values, we will have a better and more law-abiding society. This is the reason that education is an important part of my campaign platform. In this regard, I highly recommend Rabbi Dunner's piece "How Can So Many in the Orthodox Community Refuse a Basic Education to Their Children."

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